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CALIFORNIA SECURITY GUARD TRAINING 

 
A security guard in California must have in his/her possession a valid security guard registration or a screen-print of the Bureau's approval from the Bureau's web site at www.bsis.ca.gov, along with a valid photo identification, before working as a security guard. Security guards are employed by licensed private patrol operators to protect persons or property and prevent theft. To be eligible to apply for a security guard registration, you must: Be at least 18 years old; undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and complete a 40-hour course of required training. The training and exam may be administered by any private patrol operator or by a certified training facility. To learn more about licensing requirements for Security Guards in California click here.

40 HOURS GUARD CARD REQUIRED TRAINING 

Date of Completion

Prior to Being Assigned on Post (Phase 1)
Training Required within the First 30 days (Phase 2)
Training Required within the First 6 Months (Phase 3)
Total of Hours
8 Hours
16 Hours
16 Hours
40 Hours

Note: You may not carry a gun on duty without having been issued a Firearm Permit by the

Bureau. The training above does not authorize you to carry a firearm while working as a Security Guard. To be eligible to apply for an Exposed Firearms Permit, you must: Be a citizen of the United States or have permanent legal alien status; not be banned from owning or possessing any firearm pursuant to State or Federal Law; undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and complete an 8+ hours course in the carrying and use of firearms.

 

Hours Needed  

AVAILABLE COURSES 

 

ONLINE NEW UNARMED SECURITY GUARD CARD TRAINING

Phase I - Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction

 
  • Class Cost: $75.00
  • Approved by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS), this course fulfills the minimum training requirements for applicants to qualify for the California Security Guard Card license.
  • Expiration date will be two years from when BSIS processes the application.
  • To get your Guard Card:
    1. Complete this course;​
    2. Within 48 hours receive email from instructor containing training certificate and detailed next steps;
    3. Submit your Live Scan fingerprints (this is NOT included; additional $49 plus rolling fee paid directly to Live Scan agent);
    4. Create a BreEZe account;
    5. Fill out and submit BSIS guard card application online and pay application fee (this is NOT included; additional $55 fee paid directly to BSIS).
  • Access to the course is immediate upon purchase.

 

ONLINE 16 HOURS COURSE WITHIN 30 DAYS

Phase II - 16 hours of mandatory continuing education bundle

 
  • Class Cost: $75.00
  • Approved by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, this course includes the 16 hours mandatory continuing education courses required by law to be completed within the first 30 days of guard card approval.
  • This bundle includes 16 hours within 30 days post-license: Liability and Legal Aspects (4 hours), Observation and Documentation (4 hours), Public Relations - Community and Customer (4 hours) & Communication and Its Significance ( 4 hours).
  • Access to the courses are immediate upon purchase. 
  • They are available 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace.
  • Interactive courses with simulation games, scenario-based activities and visually appealing graphics that make training fun!
  • Download BSIS-approved training certificates upon completion.

 

 

ONLINE 16 HOURS COURSE WITHIN 6 MONTHS

Phase III - 16 hours of mandatory electives continuing education bundle

 
  • Class Cost: $75.00
  • Approved by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, this course includes the mandatory 16 hours electives continuing education courses required by law to be completed within the first 6 months of guard card approval.
  • This bundle includes 16 hours within 6 months post-license: Officer Safety (2 hours), Evacuation Procedures (1 hour), Workplace Violence (2 hours), Arrest, Search and Seizure (3 hours), Handling Difficult People (2 hours); Post Orders and Assignments (2 hours), Driver Safety (2 hours) & Fire Safety (2 hours).
  • Access to the courses are immediate upon purchase. 
  • They are available 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace.
  • Interactive courses with simulation games, scenario-based activities and visually appealing graphics that make training fun!
  • Download BSIS-approved training certificates upon completion.

 

ONLINE 8 HOURS ANNUAL SECURITY OFFICER REFRESHER

Pursuant to Business & Professions Code Section 7583.6 

 
  • Class Cost: $65.00
  • Approved by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, this course fulfills the continuing education requirement of an additional 8 hours annually pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6(f)(1).
  • This course is the training you need to maintain your California BSIS Guard Card.
  • To Keep you Guard Card current:
    1. Complete this course;​
    2. Keep a printed copy of your training certificate and,
    3. Provide a copy to your employer.
  • The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) requires all Security Guards be licensed in the State of California and complete 8 hours of renewal/continuing education training each year. 
  • Access to the course is immediate upon purchase.
 

 

FIREARMS PERMIT TRAINING

Classroom training and firearm qualification course

 
  • Class Cost: $135.00
  • Approved by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, this course fulfills the minimum training requirements for applicants to qualify for the California BSIS Exposed Firearms Permit.
  • This class includes the 8+ hours firearms class and qualification course, State forms and diploma.
  • Applicants must qualify with the caliber of weapon that will be carried while on duty. The caliber must be listed on the Firearms Permit.
  • Additional Calibers: $20.00 each. 
 

Note: Livescan and California State fees are not included in the class fees. Rental of Firearms, holster and ammunition for use during training is available. Contact us if you need a firearm and equipment to use.

 

FIREARMS PERMIT REQUALIFICATIONS

Two hour refresher and firearm requalification course

 
  • Class Cost: $45.00
  • Approved by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, this course fulfills the two (2) range qualifications on a firing range every twelve (12) months and at least four (4) months apart for applicants to maintain their Exposed Firearms Permit.
  • This class includes the 2 hours required refresher course and firearm requalification.
  • Applicants must qualify with the caliber of weapon listed on the Firearms Permit.
  • Additional Calibers: $20.00 each.
 

Note: Rental of Firearms, holster and ammunition for use during training is available. Contact us if you need a firearm and equipment to use.

 

FIREARMS PERMIT RENEWAL TRAINING

Two hour refresher and firearm requalification course

 
  • Class Cost: $75.00
  • Approved by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, this course fulfills the training requirements for applicants to renew their Exposed Firearms Permit.
  • This class includes the 2 hours required renewal course and firearm requalification.
  • Applicants must qualify with the caliber of weapon listed on the Firearms Permit.
  • Additional Calibers: $20.00 each.
 

Note: Rental of Firearms, holster and ammunition for use during training is available. Contact us if you need a firearm and equipment to use.

 

              GUARD CARD & FIREARMS PERMIT BUNDLE

               Combination Special!

 
  • Class Cost: $200.00
  • Save money by selecting this combination special.
  • This class is a combination of Online, Video Conferencing and Pistol Range Training.
  • This bundle includes:
    1. 8 hours pre-license (online): Power To Arrest (4-Hours) And Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness (4-Hours).​​
    2. 8+ hours firearms class and qualification course (video conferencing + in-person)
    3. State forms, instructions on how to submit your application to BSIS and diploma after completion of the 8+ hours firearms class and qualification course.
  • The total cost of this course is $200. Access to the online courses are immediate upon purchase. They are available 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace. Interactive courses with simulation games, scenario-based activities and visually appealing graphics that make training fun! Download BSIS-approved training certificates upon completion.
  • Dates and times for the 8+ hours firearms class and qualification course are listed in our schedule and registration page. To check our schedule and registration page click here.
 

Note: Livescan and California State fees are not included in the class fees. Rental of Firearms, holster and ammunition for use during training is available. Contact us if you need a firearm and equipment to use.

 

              40 HOURS GUARD CARD TRAINING BUNDLE

               Great Combination Special!

 
  • Class Cost: $180.00
  • Save money by selecting this combination special.
  • California BSIS requires 40 hours of BSIS-approved training (8 hours before being assigned a post, 16 hours within 30 days of guard card approval, & 16 hours within 6 months of guard card approval). We are currently offering a 40-hour bundle which includes ALL of the courses required by law!
  • This bundle includes:
    1. 8 hours pre-license: Power To Arrest (4-Hours) And Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness (4-Hours).​
    2. 16 hours within 30 days post-license: Liability and Legal Aspects (4-Hours) & Observation and Documentation (4-Hours) | Public Relations - Community and Customer (4-Hours) & Communication and Its Significance (4-Hours).
    3. 16 hours within 6 months post-license: Officer Safety (2-Hours), Evacuation Procedures (1-Hour), and Workplace Violence (2-Hour) | Arrest, Search and Seizure (3-Hours) and Handling Difficult People (2-Hours) | Post Orders and Assignments (2-Hours), Driver Safety (2-Hour), and Fire Safety (2-Hour).
  • The total cost of this course is $180. Access to the courses are immediate upon purchase. They are available 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace. Interactive courses with simulation games, scenario-based activities and visually appealing graphics that make training fun! Download BSIS-approved training certificates upon completion.
 

Note: Livescan and California State fees are not included in the class fees. 

 

 

              40 HOURS GUARD CARD & FIREARMS PERMIT BUNDLE

               Great Combination Special!

 
  • Class Cost: $300.00
  • Save money by selecting this combination special.
  • This class is a combination of Online, Video Conferencing and Pistol Range Training.
  • This bundle includes:
    1. 8 hours pre-license (online): Power To Arrest (4-Hours) And Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness (4-Hours).​
    2. 16 hours within 30 days post-license (online): Liability and Legal Aspects (4-Hours) & Observation and Documentation (4-Hours) | Public Relations - Community and Customer (4-Hours) & Communication and Its Significance (4-Hours).
    3. 16 hours within 6 months post-license (online): Officer Safety (2-Hours), Evacuation Procedures (1-Hour), and Workplace Violence (2-Hour) | Arrest, Search and Seizure (3-Hours) and Handling Difficult People (2-Hours) | Post Orders and Assignments (2-Hours), Driver Safety (2-Hour), and Fire Safety (2-Hour).
    4. 8+ hours firearms class and qualification course (video conferencing + in-person)
    5. State forms, instructions on how to submit your application to BSIS and diploma after completion of the 8+ hours firearms class and qualification course. 
  • The total cost of this course is $300. Access to the online courses are immediate upon purchase. They are available 24/7 and can be completed at your own pace. Interactive courses with simulation games, scenario-based activities and visually appealing graphics that make training fun! Download BSIS-approved training certificates upon completion.
  • Dates and times for the 8+ hours firearms class and qualification course are listed in our schedule and registration page. To check our schedule and registration page click here.
 

Note: Livescan and California State fees are not included in the class fees. Rental of Firearms, holster and ammunition for use during training is available. Contact us if you need a firearm and equipment to use.

 

CALIFORNIA BSIS-CERTIFIED BATON TRAINING

8 hours classroom training and practical application.

 
  • Class Cost: $140.00
  • To be CERTIFIED to use and carry a baton, students MUST complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of instruction.
  • The class fee includes the $60 statutory fee for each baton permit, instruction, certification, student handouts, and practical application.
  • Baton permits in California do not expire!!!